A fan attending Rafael Nadal’s US Open first-round match against Australian Rinky Hijikata tried to catch a ball coming off the court, but missed and hit himself afterwards, an act that made the crowd and commentators laugh.
The US Open posted the video of the moment on social media.
«You hate to watch it,» the US Open captioned the video.
After being away from New York for the last 3 years, Rafael Nadal made a victorious comeback against Rinky Hijikata that left him hungry for more. Nadal, however, knows that he only played one match before the US Open, so he needs to put his head down and work during practice.
See Rafael Nadal’s reaction to his victory in this article: Humble Rafael Nadal wants to «survive» after winning the US Open opener.